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This is a good time for songbirds: Cat Power, Keren Ann, Norah Jones, Lily Allen, El Perro del Mar, Amy Winehouse, Feist, the list goes on. And if you like your chanteuses winsome, a little on the melancholy side and wearing enviable bangs, it’s a veritable golden age. U.K. songstress Natasha Khan – aka Bat For Lashes – fits that profile, to a degree. But she’s got something else going on, too. Khan’s debut album, Fur and Gold, weaves its moody pop into shimmering soundscapes showcasing Khan’s debt to her mentor, experimental music guru Steve Reich. Bjork is a fan, no surprise given the technical ambition of Khan’s sound; so is freak-folkie Devendra Banhart, whose neo-hippie ethos likewise winds through Bat For Lashes songs such as “Prescilla” and “What’s a Girl to Do.” Already a star and sometime fashion icon in the U.K., Khan arrives Stateside this month for a mini-tour on behalf of Fur and Gold, which hits record store shelves July 31st.

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    Jul 25, 2007, 10.35 PMby vansgirl12

    that’s really cool she got to study with steve reich. i saw him at the barbican in london back in october, that was a real treat. also, i wish i had her clothes. she’s got a really great style!

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